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Should I remove AlienRespawn - Support Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,648
United States Rank #2,473
Reach 0.1754%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.53 days
45.07 days >
Average installed length: 23.68 days


9.4.67 42.32% 0.04%
9.4.61 5.24%
9.4.60 9.07%
9.4.57 0.65%
9.4.55 1.30% 6.38% 3.46% 0.28% 3.66% 0.33% 4.02% 0.61% 0.08% 12.85% 2.20% 1.30% 0.16% 1.22% 0.41%

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AlienRespawn - Support Software

What is AlienRespawn - Support Software?  (from Alienware)

AlienRespawn is a safe, simple and reliable backup and recovery solution that can protect your system (OS, applications, drivers, settings) and data (music, photos, videos, documents and other important files) from data loss.


AlienRespawn - Support Software is a program developed by Alienware. The most used version is 9.4.67, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is dsupd.exe. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 395.49 MB (414,705,499 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 68% of users of AlienRespawn - Support Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alienware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AlienRespawn\Components\DSUpdate
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0ED7EE95-6A97-47AA-AD73-152C08A15B04}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly /z"dsu"
Estimated size: 395.49 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by AlienRespawn - Support Software

Program executable:dsupd.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\alienrespawn\components\dsupdate\dsupd.exe
Additional files:
  • STUICore.dll (by SoftThinks - Dell) - Dell Backup And Recovery (Core Framework)
  • Dbr.exe (by SoftThinks - Dell)
  • DbrFactorySetup.exe
  • DbrResources.dll - Dell Backup And Recovery Resources
  • DBRUpdEula.exe - Dell Backup And Recovery Update Launcher (Dell Backup And Recovery Update Eula Checker)
  • DsProtectionIndex.dll - Protection Index Framework
  • eu_me_Class_Lib.dll - File and folder browser library
  • eu_me_UserControlWPF.dll - File and folder browser control
  • HLink.exe (by SoftThinks SAS) - HLink.exe - Hardlinks manager (Base image hardlinks manager)
  • InstallHelper.exe (by SoftThinks SAS) - Installation Helper
  • InstallRE.exe (by SoftThinks) - InstallRE Application
  • Interop.COMSFTArchiverLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'COMSFTArchiverLib'.
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.SftVssLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SftVssLib'.
  • Microsoft.Expression.Effects.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.Expression.Effects
  • Microsoft.Expression.Interactions.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.Expression.Interactions
  • Microsoft.Windows.Design.Extensibility.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework
  • Microsoft.Windows.Design.Interaction.dll
  • Microsoft.Windows.Shell.dll - Microsoft.Windows.Shell
  • QTtool Lite.exe - SoftThinks QTtool Lite
  • SDSSmartRepairTools.dll - Smart Repair Tools
  • SetMUILanguage.exe (by SoftThinks) - SoftThinks MUI language setting module
  • SftBRCC.dll - SftBRCC
  • SftService.exe - SoftThinks Agent Service
  • SftVss64.exe - Volume Shadow Copy COM interface
  • Splash.exe - Splash
  • STBRCCServices.dll - STBRCC Services
  • STCommonData.dll - Common Data Management Framework
  • STDataManagementLogic.dll - Data Management Logic Framework
  • STLBIndexManagement.dll - Local Backup Index Management Framework
  • STODDIM2.dll - STODDIM2 (Built 2014/03/06 17:52:01 from r56983)
  • STUIComponents.dll - Components Framework
  • STUIMvvmCommon.dll - View Model Common Framework
  • DBRUpd.exe
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)
  • Microsoft.Expression.Drawing.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Drawing
  • OLCoreWrapper.dll
  • STCDPIndexManagement.dll - CDP Indexer Management Framework
  • STOLIndexManagement.dll - Online Backup Indexer Manager Framework
  • STUISViewModels.dll - STUISViewModels
  • STUIViewModels.dll - STUIViewModels

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Dbr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EFE57F93-ACF5-4057-8CED-F989A87288A3}' (runs on registration).
  • SftService.exe runs as a service named 'SoftThinks Agent Service' (SftService) "SoftThinks Agent Service".
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • DbrFactorySetup.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DsFactoryLauncher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell Backup and Recovery\DBRFactorySetup.exe" /createRP.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010290272%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00078051%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00024852%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:153,276
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:98 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.15 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove AlienRespawn - Support Software?

Quickly and completely remove AlienRespawn - Support Software from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AlienRespawn - Support Software from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AlienRespawn - Support Software, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove AlienRespawn - Support Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.99%
Windows 8 33.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.38%
Windows 8.1 17.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.29%
Windows 8 6.15%
Windows 7 Professional 4.20%
Windows 10 Home 2.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.76%
  Canada 5.72%
  United Kingdom 4.56%
  France 3.32%
  Australia 3.25%
  Germany 1.86%
  Mexico 0.94%
  Singapore 0.79%
  Netherlands 0.76%
  Norway 0.70%
  Belgium 0.67%
  Ireland 0.64%
  Sweden 0.58%
  Japan 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Alienware 99.88%
Dell 0.04%
ASUS 0.04%
Hewlett-Packard 0.04%
Common models
Alienware M14xR2 12.09%
Alienware Alienware X51 11.84%
Alienware Alienware 14 11.68%
Alienware M17xR4 9.51%
Alienware Alienware 17 9.47%
Alienware Alienware X51 R... 8.45%

About Alienware

Alienware is a computer hardware subsidiary of Dell and mainly assembles third party components into desktops and laptops with custom enclosures.
Publisher URL: www.alienware.com


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